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Fiona gets a sibling: Baby hippo born at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati zoo is celebrating the birth of a full-term hippopotamus that is a sibling to Fiona, who became a global celebrity when she was born prematurely in 2017. The baby hippo was born Wednesday night. “This new calf…

Zoo under Fire after Killing a Gorilla

Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard says he would “make the same decision again” after killing a captive gorilla over the weekend. A 17-year-old gorilla was shot and killed on Saturday after he dragged a three-year-old boy who fell into the…

This Dog Raises Baby Cheetahs (And Wallabies and Ocelots)

Meet Blakely, the Australian shepherd who mothers orphaned baby animals at the Cincinnati Zoo (too cute, we know). This patient rescue pup shows baby cheetahs, wallabies, foxes and the occasional warthog how to play and socialize like real, well, animals.